(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (obsolete) Remiss, lax.

2. (obsolete) Relaxed.

3. Soft, watery, wet.

4. (Ulster) excellent, wonderful

- We’re off school tomorrow, it’s gonna be lash!

- That Chinese (food) was lash!

5. Drunk.


1. any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids

Similar word(s): cilium, eyelash

Definition categories: body, hair

2. leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip

Similar word(s): thong

Definition categories: man–made

3. a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object

Similar word(s): whip, whiplash

Definition categories: act, blow

Sentences with lash as a noun:

- The culprit received thirty-nine lashes.


1. beat severely with a whip or rod

Similar word(s): flog, lather, slash, strap, trounce, welt, whip

Definition categories: contact, beat

2. lash or flick about sharply

- The lion lashed its tail

Definition categories: motion, sway, swing

3. strike as if by whipping

Similar word(s): whip

Definition categories: contact, strike

4. bind with a rope, chain, or cord

- lash the horse

Definition categories: contact, bind, tie

Sentences with lash as a verb:

- We lash the pupil, and defraud the ward. — John Dryden

- the whale lashes the sea with its tail.

- And big waves lash the frighted shores. — John Dryden

- He falls, and lashing up his heels, his rider throws. — John Dryden

- to lash vice

- To laugh at follies, or to lash at vice. — John Dryden

- to lash something to a spar

- lash a pack on a horse's back